Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos remained the world’s wealthiest person with a $113-billion net worth, according to Forbes Billionaires List 2020.
Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, for the third year in a row, despite giving $36 billion worth of his Amazon stock to his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos as part of their divorce settlement last summer.
Bezos is worth $113 billion, buoyed by a 15% rise in Amazon’s shares since Forbes’ 2019 list. Amazon has been in the spotlight amid the pandemic; it’s hiring 100,000 full- and part-time workers to help meet increased demand from consumers staying home and shopping online.
Bill Gates keeps his spot as number two richest, followed by luxury goods tycoon Bernard Arnault, who knocked Warren Buffett into the number three spot for the first time.